I was really in the mood for gluten free beignets at Disney World this morning, but I resisted, and tried something new for breakfast. I have been to Landscape of Flavors in Disney's Art of Animation Resort for lunch and dinner, but never for breakfast. You can read my previous review here.
Landscape of Flavors is a quick service restaurant with several food stations. Right away, I found a cast member who was not serving food, and asked to speak to a chef.
Chef Tony offered me options from every station, like gluten free pancakes, waffles, and french toast.
On my previous visit for lunch, the chef I spoke to mentioned that he could make me an omelet, since breakfast service was just ending.
I was a little shocked about the gluten free french toast. I don't know if I have ever been offered french toast at a Disney restaurant before. Chef Tony told me that it is made with Udi's bread.
I ended up ordering what I came for -- the gluten free character waffles. At first, I was a little disappointed that Landscape of Flavors is not using Cup 4 Cup Pancake & Waffle Mix like Port Orleans. You can read my review of gluten free Mickey waffles made with Cup 4 Cup here.
Chef Tony told me that the chefs at Landscape of Flavors use a blend of Bob's Red Mill and Namaste Pancake & Waffle Mix, and that the waffles are made on separate waffle irons to avoid cross contamination.
My Flounder and Ariel waffles might be the best gluten free waffles that I have had on Disney property!
They were slightly crispy on the outside, and perfectly cooked on the inside, just like I like them. They tasted great dipped in some melted butter and syrup. Plus, look at how cute they are! The turkey bacon I ordered with them was pretty amazing. I wish all Disney breakfast spots served it. Chef Tony also offered me a choice of chicken sausage and fresh fruit, but I had eaten a bowl of strawberries at home before taking my daughters to school. I was impressed with the fruit selection at Landscape of Flavors. The raspberries and kiwi looked amazing! Next time, I might order some fresh fruit with my waffles too.
After my amazing breakfast, I headed over to Fort Wilderness to take a long walk in the shade. On mornings like this, I am extra thankful to live so close to Disney World!